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vinegar (ˈvɪnɪɡə)
1.  a sour-tasting liquid consisting of impure dilute acetic acid, made by oxidation of the ethyl alcohol in beer, wine, or cider. It is used as a condiment or preservative
2.  sourness or peevishness of temper, countenance, speech, etc
3.  pharmacol a medicinal solution in dilute acetic acid
4.  informal (US), (Canadian) vitality
5.  (tr) to apply vinegar to
[C13: from Old French vinaigre, from vinwine + aigre sour, from Latin acer sharp]

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